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Le Journal - Contrôle des prix alimentaires - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The second video on rising food prices in France takes a look at dairy products, in particular yogurt, which has been especially affected by this general trend of skyrocketing prices. So who is responsible? The milk producers? The product manufacturers? The supermarkets?

Le Journal - Contrôle des prix alimentaires - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

French Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde takes a stroll through the aisles of a Parisian supermarket, checking as she goes to see if the actual prices of the store’s dairy products match prices recorded in a recent French consumer’s report. The verdict? It appears that shelf prices are actually lower than what was listed in the report. But the French can rest assured that this won’t stop the government’s investigation into the country’s rising food prices.

Le Journal - Dilemme des restaurants View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

How should a restaurant owner go about finding the right recipe for passing on the increasing cost of basic ingredients to the customer? By math or by witchcraft?

Le Journal - Champagne View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, as it turns out! Thanks to changes in what land is covered by the Champagne Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (or AOC, the French method of labeling foods and wines according to region), some farmers will soon be able to start cultivating official champagne. But not everyone is a winner—some farmers will lose this prestigious appellation.

Le Restaurant "Flam's" - Sa petite histoire View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Tarte flambée is a specialty of the Alsace region of France that resembles a pizza. Typically made with crème fraîche, onions, and bacon, the traditional tarte flambée has also undergone many variations. Flam’s, a restaurant franchise based in Strasbourg, has dedicated itself to perfecting this Alsatian delicacy.

Le Restaurant "Flam's" - Les tartes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

You say flammekueche, I say tarte flambée! But no matter the moniker, we can certainly agree on one thing: this Alsatian specialty is a gustatory delight!

Le saviez-vous? - L'art culinaire français View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

This episode of "Le saviez-vous?" (Did You Know?) is about French gastronomy. You will learn a lot of useful vocabulary relating to food, and you can look forward to sampling delicious dishes.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la galette des rois - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia discusses the galette des rois (kings' cake), a classic holiday delicacy associated with the festival of Epiphany. A small figurine is placed inside the cake, and whoever finds it in his or her slice is crowned "king" or "queen" for the day.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la galette des rois - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains in detail the tradition of the galette des rois (kings' cake), which predates Christianity. The tradition is linked to a Roman pagan celebration called Saturnalia, during which a lucky slave was crowned "king" for the day.

Le saviez-vous? - La Maison de l'Olive à Nice - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Learn all about olives with this olive merchant from Nice. This lovely store, "La Maison de l'Olive," has all kinds of olive delicacies from the region and across the Mediterranean basin. Did you know that the olive groves (oliveraies) in the Nice region were planted by the Greeks?

Le saviez-vous? - La Maison de l'Olive à Nice - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

What's the difference between tapenade and olive paste? What needs to be done to olives to make them consumable? Find out in this video!

Le saviez-vous? - La socca, spécialité niçoise View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Socca is a simple dish that you can only find in Nice. A local family business has been serving this delicious, filling pastry made of garbanzo beans for generations. If you're passing through, don't forget to stop by and try it!

Le saviez-vous? - Comment faire des crêpes View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia shares her family recipe for crêpes. All you'll need is some flour, eggs, milk, orange blossom, salt, and butter to make this classic French staple. Happy cooking!

Le Village de la Bière - Des bières de partout View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Did you know there are 55,000 different kinds of beer? And more than 5,400 of those are German? You can find quite a few of these at Le Village de la Bière, a shop in popular French city Strasbourg. How long would it take to sample them all…?

Le Village de la Bière - Ceci n'est pas un bar! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Laws in Strasbourg prevent Le Village de la Bière from selling beer for consumption on the premises, but they don’t stop this beerseller from being passionate about his craft.

Les Héritiers - Les bonnes recettes - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

For more than ten years, Les Héritiers [The Heirs] restaurant in Montreal, which specializes in French cuisine made from Quebecois ingredients, has been concocting dishes like risotto with marinated ginger and rack of lamb with garlic and rosemary sauce. But the food isn’t the only reason for the popularity of Les Héritiers: you can bring your own wine!

Les Héritiers - Les bonnes recettes - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Canada

Ever heard of a pleurotte mushroom? Lacking as we are in mushroom expertise, neither had we—until we visited the kitchen of Les Héritiers, that is! What’s better than getting to watch a scrumptious dish of pleurottes, brie, escargots, and garlic, all together in a puffed pastry, be prepared before your eyes? Getting to eat it, of course!

Les Irrésistibles - Recette: Saint-Jacques poêlées

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

A talented chef from the Strasbourg restaurant La Cloche à Fromage ("the cheese bell" or "cheese dome") shows us how to prepare an irresistible dish: pan-fried scallops marinated in Tahitian vanilla. Bon appétit!

Lionel - à la ferme View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Lionel shows us around a family farm that spans three generations. This traditional dairy and cattle farm takes good care of its animals, which enjoy a special "cow wash." Nursing cows are allowed a break from milk production prior to calving, and nothing is left to chance as the sex of the newborn calf is predetermined thanks to artificial insemination.

Lionel - Les dragées de Verdun - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us inside a shop that sells "dragées" (sugared almonds), which are the specialty of Verdun. These treats come in all colors and flavors, from chocolate to marzipan to hazelnut. If you want to try the famous "dragées," be sure to visit this shop in Verdun on your next trip to France!

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